House Takes Steps to Address Formula Shortage
Rep. Rosa DeLauro (D-CT), chair of the House Appropriations Committee, is introducing an emergency measure to address the ongoing nationwide baby formula shortage.
“The stories of mothers and fathers struggling to find formula and the images of empty store shelves are heartbreaking,” DeLauro said.
“Parents and caretakers across the country cannot wait – they need our support now. This bill takes important steps to restore supply in a safe and secure manner.”
The measure would provide $28 million to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to bolster “the workforce focused on formula issues and [increase] FDA inspection staff,” DeLauro’s office said in a press release.
The funding would also help the FDA “acquire better data on the infant formula marketplace.”